Constructing Indian Christianities

Author: Chad M. Bauman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317560272
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Constructing Indian Christianities from the Author: Chad M. Bauman. This volume offers insights into the current ‘public-square’ debates on Indian Christianity. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork as well as rigorous analyses, it discusses the myriad histories of Christianity in India, its everyday practice and contestations and the process of its indigenisation. It addresses complex and pertinent themes such as Dalit Indian Christianity, diasporic nationalism and conversion. The work will interest scholars and researchers of religious studies, Dalit and subaltern studies, modern Indian history, and politics.

Hindu Christian Faqir

Author: Timothy S. Dobe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019998770X
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Hindu Christian Faqir from the Author: Timothy S. Dobe. "This book compares two colonial Indian holy men, the Hindu Rama Tirtha and the Christian Sundar Singh. Challenging ideas about modern Hinduism, indigenous Christianity, and sainthood, the study focuses on the vernacular, ascetic idioms that both men creatively drew on to appeal to transnational audiences and pursue religious perfection"--

Pentecostals Proselytization And Anti Christian Violence In Contemporary India

Author: Chad M. Bauman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190202106
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Pentecostals Proselytization And Anti Christian Violence In Contemporary India from the Author: Chad M. Bauman. In contemporary violence against India's Christians, Pentecostals are disproportionately targeted. Based on extensive interviews and ethnographic work, this volume accounts for this disproportionate targeting through a detailed analysis of Indian Christian history, contemporary Indian politics, and Indian social and cultural characteristics.

Christianity In Africa And The African Diaspora

Author: Afe Adogame
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1847063179
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Christianity In Africa And The African Diaspora from the Author: Afe Adogame. An exploration of the rapid development of African Christianity, offering an analysis and interpretation of its movements and issues. >

Was Hinduism Invented

Author: Brian K. Pennington
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198037293
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Was Hinduism Invented from the Author: Brian K. Pennington. Drawing on a large body of previously untapped literature, including documents from the Church Missionary Society and Bengali newspapers, Brian Pennington offers a fascinating portrait of the process by which "Hinduism" came into being. He argues against the common idea that the modern construction of religion in colonial India was simply a fabrication of Western Orientalists and missionaries. Rather, he says, it involved the active agency and engagement of Indian authors as well, who interacted, argued, and responded to British authors over key religious issues such as image-worship, sati, tolerance, and conversion.

The Saint In The Banyan Tree

Author: David Mosse
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520253167
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The Saint In The Banyan Tree from the Author: David Mosse. “This is a powerful and exciting work. Mosse has produced a work of scholarship that is lively and readable without any loss of subtlety and sophistication. It is a ground-breaking study, of critical importance to the ways we understand religious nationalism and the anthropology of postcolonial experience.”—Susan Bayly, author of Asian Voices in a Postcolonial Age

To The Ends Of The Earth

Author: Allan Heaton Anderson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199911827
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To The Ends Of The Earth from the Author: Allan Heaton Anderson. No branch of Christianity has grown more rapidly than Pentecostalism, especially in the southern hemisphere. There are over 100 million Pentecostals in Africa. In Latin America, Pentecostalism now vies with Catholicism for the soul of the continent, and some of the largest pentecostal congregations in the world are in South Korea. In To the Ends of the Earth, Allan Heaton Anderson explores the historical and theological factors behind the phenomenal growth of global Pentecostalism. Anderson argues that its spread is so dramatic because it is an "ends of the earth" movement--pentecostals believe that they are called to be witnesses for Jesus Christ to the furthest reaches of the globe. His wide-ranging account examines such topics as the Azusa Street revival in Los Angeles, the role of the first missionaries in China, India, and Africa, Pentecostalism's incredible diversity due to its deep local roots, and the central role of women in the movement. He describes more recent developments such as the creation of new independent churches, megachurches, and the "health and wealth" gospel, and he explores the increasing involvement of pentecostals in public and political affairs across the globe. Why is this movement so popular? Anderson points to such features as the emphasis on the Spirit, the "born-again" experience, incessant evangelism, healing and deliverance, cultural flexibility, a place-to-feel-at-home, religious continuity, an egalitarian community, and meeting material needs--all of which contribute to Pentecostalism's remarkable appeal. Exploring more than a century of history and ranging across most of the globe, Anderson illuminates the spectacular rise of global Pentecostalism and shows how it changed the face of Christianity worldwide.

Interpreting Contemporary Christianity

Author: Ogbu Kalu
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 080286242X
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Interpreting Contemporary Christianity from the Author: Ogbu Kalu. In this multidisciplinary interpretation of world Christianity and the changing shape of the global religious landscape, scholars consider the complex dynamics shaping Christianity's recent expansion in all parts of the globe. They view the explanations of homogenization or American cultural influence as being necessarily limited and point to the far more varied intersections of external influence and indigenous appropriation. The geographical coverage and the voices from various corners of the globe exemplify the shift of Christianity's center of gravity away from the northern hemisphere. New voices, new methods, and new perspectives emerge here. Book jacket.